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 Weekly Edition No. 414.
Nelson, British Columbia. Friday, October 13,  1899.
Tenth Year
The Ultimatum of Kruger is Soundly Scored.
—No Doubt His Individual Act.
As Great Britain Stood Loyal With the United States in
Moral Influence in Spanish War, so Likewise
Americans Stand With Britain Now.
Loudon, Oct. 12—The following is I
the text cf tiic British reply to the
Boer ultimatum :
Chainlicrliiin to Milner. High   Commissioner— Sent, 10:48 p, m,, Oot,   10,
"Her Majesty's  Government icoeiv-1
ed with  great  leiiret the peremptory
demands of the Sonth African   Repnb-j
lie, conveyed in vnur lelegra rt nf Octn- j
ber 9.   Yon  will   Inform the Government of the  fc'outh African  Republic, :
in reply,  that  tbecQiidltiom demand, j
ed by the Government  cf  the Sonth
African Republic are   siith ns Her Ma-1
jeaty's Government deem   it ImposBl
blc to discuss."
New York,   Oct.    12.— The   London I
correspondent of Tbe Trlhnne laysi
There is a general revulsion of fri*l-
ing throughout iho country respecting I
tbe whole Transvaal ooutroversv,   The
nation  is suddenly nmteil  ns one man'
ill tbe defense of the  Empire,   Outgoing soldiers nn* receiving  greetings of
excited  and   enthusiastic   multitudes
The war is ninv welcomed,  Since Kruger justified tbe English resistance to
a seoeBSlon   movement within the empire, tbe English oniiBolenoe is uo longer disturbed   by   any   misgivings   re
speoting the  justice   and necessity  of
war.    President   Kroner,   by n  single
bad   stroke,   convinced  everybody except Mr. Stent!, tlmt   the English linvc
a righteous nnnse, l
The greatest Knulish battle for lbs
Empire since Waterloo is oomiug on
and with 5,000 regular*! in Boulh Africa, victory will he certain,
A well known South African said
today that while President Krug* r was
getting old, he never hod allowed mi>-
body to diotate policies to him and
Ihat it was a mistake to ns
mme that he bud been rushed 1 *y
young and resthss burgl ers, As the
birthday (if Ihe grim old Pit anient coincide i with the ultimatum, i' is most
natural to suppose be was influenced
by faiili in his oven doslfny ns the lust
of tbe Dutch oonqnerors. 'Ibis informant added that then: was no rival who
could resist. Eruger's will. Hcilz was
simply clay in the potter's hard,
Joubert wus the best natnred and most
honorable man in the Transvaal, hut
lacked the grit required to oppose Kruger on any question, Conge was a
mail after Krngei'n heart, nnd glad to
do his bidding because he was iinibi-
ticus to succeed him, Sidelights like
these help to explain the situation, but
the ultimatum, while uud inbtedlv
Kruger's individual act, remains a
miracle of folly."
and free, strong judiciary of the Capo
('ni, nv to disabuse themselves of such
notions. Tin* fact is, that the Traiis-
vuul, with citizenship restricted to a
minority, with not only religions but
Hcetiirinn test*- md '>'•<-• ■• shihlioleths
hedging in real authority, is nnt a
Republic, but a particularly narrow
and despotic oligarchy. On the other
hand, despite tlio nominal monarchy,
the British Empire, wlie her in Great
Britain itself or in the self-governed
Colonies,snob us Cape Colony a1 d Canada, is one of the mnst complete democracies the world has ever known. On
general ground of form of Government,
therefore, Aniencau sympathies will
naturally turn to the British side.
"In brief, then, Great Britain is acting     nrecisely   as  tho United   States
would act in  her place; precisely as
this couutry wonld havo to act if it did
not wish to repudiate its principles
and its record. That in tbe great, salient, fundamental fact, which is
likely, as it secerns to ns, to determine
tbe direction ill which the overwhelming muss of American synipalliy will
be given
"There is, of course, no ground and
no exeu«e for exo lenient. There must
ho no animosities Aroused between
Americans who sympathize with the
rjitlanders and  those who sympathize
With the Boers, Nor. indeed, will
Americana generally fail to sympathize
in some measure with the Beors, at
least so far iih tn regret thnt their counsels hnve not been wiser and mors generous, and that the heroism of tho
'Gre.it Trek' bus not hud n happier
ending. Bui' just us Gloat Britain
stood loyally wilh the United States in
sympathy and in moral influence in
our fight wilh Spin, because we were
contend ng for the rights of man to
life liberty and the pursuit of happi-
cess so will the smypnthv and moral
influence of America be given in this
way to I'ligl'iud, nut only because she
in o'ir kin and our friend, but because
iu this tight she stands for the sanm
rights of man, and because, in the
words of he Canadian Prime Minister,
already quoted in these columns, she
stands   'in the defense of a holy cause,
in tho defense of holy justice, for the
defense of the ippresssd, for the en-
frannhisement of the down trodden,
nnd for advancement of liberty, pro
giess and civilization'."
New York, Oct. 113, — Referring edi-
torlally to the South Africa war, The
Tribune snya:
"Now that war bus actun'ly been
forced by the Transvaal upon Great
Britaiu, the question arises, on which
side are Americun sympathies, There
are some Americans, including some
of the most worthy and esteemed citizens, who nre of Dutch origin, and
who, through influences of sniiguinily,
side strongly with the Boers. There
aic others no less worthy, and perhaps
more numerous, who simi lurly espouse
the British cause. There are'utihappily
others wbo are imbued witb u blind
hatred of Gre it Britain, nnd who for
tbat reason alone side with the Boers;
not that they love the Dutch, but that
tbey hate the British. But these nre
classes. The masses of Americans will
be gnided nnd governed by broader
principles than these. They will not,
in the first place, be misled by the pre
tense that the Trausvaal is a Rebublio
and Great Britain an effete monarchy,
and that therefore Americans should
sympathize witb the former. They
have only to compare the restricted
franchise nnd conupted courts of the
Transvaal with the universal suffrage,
"What are yon talking about?" demanded a man in tbe audience. .
Then Mr. Cockran seemed to remember that an explanation was proper,
and he said that be reasoned that the
United States would take advantage
of its opportunity only on general principles, ng he hud not been told it hy
any one having authority   to   any   it.
London, Oct. 12.—A Pretoria dispatch dnted October 11th, sent from
Lorenzo Maquez, telegraphic com
ui u ii i -nf if ni between tho Oape and
Natal being nndoubtedly interrupted,
Mr. Oouyngham Greene this afternoon said good bye to President Kruger and his ollicers in his private oa-
pacity. He and bis atnff will leave
tomorrow by two special trains.
Martial law was proclaimed at 5
o'clock Ibis afternoon and the British
residents without permits must leave
Transviuil within eight days.
Mr. Asquith, former Home Secretary, speaking at Newburgh this evening ou the Trausvnul situation, and
referring to the attitude abroad, said:
'Americans have not forgotten,
and 1 believe they will not forget, the
attitti.le which this country, almost
alone among the nations, assumed toward them recently when they were
enduring times of crisis and emergency similar to those whioh seem
now before ns. Sympathy shown in
those hours of danger and ne id engendered a warmth of gratitude, and, I
might nlso say, tenderness of sentiment, which is no less genuine and
strong between nations than between
individuals. Look hack tlio years.
There is nothing which we have more
reason to congratulatf ourBelves upon,
that has added more to our international assets, thai) the fact that we established a tie of uli'oetimint.i reciprocal sympathy with oar great kindred
nation beyond tho Atlalitio."
Mr. Leonird Oourtney,Liberal Mem
ber of I'm linmeni foi Bodmiu division
of Cornwall, addressing his constituents in Liskeard, wns frequently interrupted. Mr. Courtney lamented the
failuro of the principles enunciated at
The Hague, und in a h ngihy criticism
of the government's policy said that
"our policy has been of a shifting
character, causing the Boers to distrust ns. " Ho said he did not believe
the prevalent idea that there was n
conspiracy to espel the British from
South Africa, nnd he regretted the
Boer Ultimatum, tut Buid he wus unable honestly to condemn it. After
his speech Mr. Courtney was heckled
by hosiile demonstrations, The ous-
fomary vote of confidence wns moved,
but was met hy an amendment, which
was ado. tod hy a large majority, expressing regret that Mr. Courtney
should be nt variance with the Govern-
•nont's poliov aud complete confidence
in Lord Salisbury. Mr. Courtney, after the passing of the amendment, said
it was the first time be had encounter
ed a hostile vote, and he admitted its
gravity and seriousness, Tho audience
ilieu sang, "Rule Brittnma. "
London, Oct. 12,—All kinds nf rumors arc tol"gniphcd from South Africa regarding Boer movements. Apart
from the advance of tho Vnlksrnst nnd
Yanrecnaii commanders, reports have
arrived of the concentration of Utreoh
and Yriheid commanders fownrd the
Drifts along the Buffalo River, east of
Dundee. One special cot respondent at
Ladysmith expresses Iho opinion that
B Boer command of some 200 men visited Newcastle on Tuesday, made our
chases aud then withdrew. This, be
suggests, may have given rise to the
reports regarding the occupation of
Laing's Nek.
According to a dispatch from Capetown, it is asserted tbere that tbe
Boers have arranged with Chief
Linchwe, a prominent chief of the
north western border, to take up arms
against Britain.
A dispatch from Durban says arrangements for forming an Uitlander
regiment havo been completed.
Volksrnst, Oct. 11.-8 .-10 p.m. (De-
laved iu transmission)'—President Kruger's son nnd grandson, ns well as half
tbe members of the Transvaal Legisla-s|
luru, arc now at tne front. Men who
are arriving hero report that the Hoers
are still streaming from different directions and districts tn the Natal frontier, many who have been refused by
the enlisting officers going on foot
London, Oct. 111.—The morning papers arc discussing at some length the
au'.hoisliip of the documents which
have recently emanated from President
Kruger's Government. Dr. Leyds,
the Euioncau representative of the
South African Republic, is generally
credited with the authorship of the
The Government has arranged for
the s 'fe couduct of Mr. Conyngham
Greene through the Transvaal and
Oruugo Free St to territory   to Natal.
Presid nt Kruger is credited with
declining to quit Pretorin, deciding
that "like a faithful captain, he will
remain on the bridge, whether the
ship rides safely into tbe harbor or
goes down into the deep. "
It iB now definitely known that the
British Government sent no final proposals to Pretoria. The Transvaal's
ultimatum forestalled   that   intention.
So far ns news received thus far
shows, no shot has been fired.
New York, Oct. 12.—During the
course of his address nt the pro-Boer
meeting last night, liourkc Cockran
gave great emphasis to the declaration
that ' the day England goes to war
with the Dutch Republic, onr claims
in Alaska will be presBed with all the
force and power this Government con
put behind them."
Pour Thousand People Killed and Five
Hundred   Injured.
Amsterdam, Oot.   12.—A dispatch to
the Hnndelsblad from Batuvia, capital
of the Netherlands, Hays violent earthquakes visited the south side of the island of Oram, the next to the   largest
of the Moluocas,   between Booroo and
Pnpnu,    completely    destroying    the
town of Amhei and  killing some 4,000
J persons and injuring 500 others.
Mining   Development   on   Vancouver
Victoria, B. O., Oot. 12.—The development of tbe Lenora mine ut
Mount Sicker, on this island, has so
progressed that today the manager,
Mr. Henry Croft,made a ooutraot with
the Vatiauda smelter under which a
thousand tons of ore a month are to be
delivered from the Lenora mine to the
smelter ou Tuxnda Island. The capacity of the smaller will be largely increased to permit of this contraot beiug carried ont without interference
with the treatment of ore from the
company's own mines, whicn it only
hitherto handled. The ore will be
bniilud by tennis from the mine, a distance of six miles, to the E. & N.
K; ilway, which will deliver it to one
of the coal bunkers at Oyster Bay,
whence it can be conveniently shipped
to the smelter. JThe use of coal cars
and hunkers will make it unnecessary
to sank the ore, and as it runs from
*}8ii to $40 a ton iu value, the operations promise to be exceedingly profitable. There is an immense body of ore
already in sight and the monthly shipments contracted for can therefor be
continued indefinitely.
There ar i other properties in tho
same neighborhood thut will probably
be shipping boforo long.
Tho Official Gazette today contains
notice of tin following Provincial appointments :
Dick Hume, stenographer, of Vic-
toiia, tu be official stenographer fur
the Supreme Court.
John J. Johnson, of New Westminster, to be collector of tevenue tax for
the County of Westminster, except the
Hope nnd Yule polling divisions of the
Yale District.
J. D. Gordon, of Tobacoo Plains,
East Kootenay, to be a coroner for the
William Dodd, of Yale, to be mining
recorder and colleotor of revenue taxes
for Yule district and Provincial police
Alex Locbore, of Foster's Bar, tt be
a licence commissioner for Ashcroft
district, vice F. W.   Foster,   resigned.
H. R. Townsend, RosBland, to be a
registrar of marriage licenses and a
deputy registrar of the Rossland registry of tho Supreme Court.
John Hon I thee, of Rossland, to bold
Small Debt's Conrt for the oity and
for a radius of ten milea, vice John
To he Justices of tho Peace for Victoria. N"iiaimo, Vancouver, Westminster, Yale, Cariboo and Kootenay:
V. O Sewel, Sandon; J. B. Leighton,
Clinton; E. Hunt, Steveston; J. C.
Drewery, Moyie; R Kittson, Ladoer;
N. M. Cumin, Kimberley, J. L.
Rrnwn, Surrey; R. Hanson, Cape
Scott; D B. Stevens and L. J. D.
Berg. Trail: Goodwin Purcill, Douglas; Alex. D. Molnnes, Alexandria;
Win. J. Miinson, Mission City; David
W, Brown, Hall's Prairie; Albert
Denas. Lungley Prairie; Thomas
Welsh, Mud Bay; Richnrd H. Parkin
snrr, Fiiirvicw ; Jas. Pearson, Lyttou ;
Arthur R. Marshall,   Tburlow Island.
H. Maurice Hilla, solicitor for the
E. it N. Railway, giv»s notico that at
the next meeting of Iho Legislature he
will apply for an Act to incorporate
a company to construct, eqiiip and
operate a railroad from Comox District, on or near tho 50th parallel, on
the east coast of Vancouver Island,
to Cape Scott, the company to be endowed with the usual powers.
The following companies are incorporated : Bntcherboy Gold and Copper Mining Co., of Greenwood, capital, $50,00U; Lost Mountain Mines, of
Vancouver, capital, $800,000; Brack-
mnu & Ker Milling Co., of Victoria,
capital, $600,000; Hazel Mining and
Development Co., of Whitewater, capital, $.000; St. Mary Gold Mining Co.,
of Rossland, capital. $500,000; Bunker
Hill Mining Co., nf Rossland, capital,
if 110,000; Quebec Boundary Mining
Co., of Rofisland, capital, $1,000,000;
Lulu Gold & Copper Co., of Greenwood, capital, $1,500,000; Golcona
Mines, Ltd., of Greenwood, capital,
$1,500,000; Susquenna Gold Mines, of
RoBsland, capital, $100,C00; Beaverton
Sulphide Milling Co., of Viotoria, capital, $100,000; Sunset Copper Co., of
Grand Forks, capital, $2,100,000: The
Card Steamship & Trading Co., of
Viotoria, oapital, $10,000. The last
mentioned is to purchase and operate
the steamer John Cord.
Can? da's Consent to Temporary Arrangement of Alaskan Dispute.
Mr. Reginald Tower Wili Ratify Them on the Part of
Great Britain.—Canada Relinquishes no
Claim by the   Assent.
Loudon, Oot. 12.—Sir Louis Henry1
Dnvies, Canadian Minister of Murine J
and Fisheries, informs the Associated
Press that he has given Caunda's consent to a tompornry arrangement of the
Alasknn dispute. This has practically
settled the whole matter for the time
being, as the main features of the
same were orignally suggested by the
United States. Col. John Hay, the
American Secretary of State, will sign |
the laBt papers within a few days,
and Mr. Reginald Tower, British
Charge d'Affaires in Washington, will
ratify tbem on tbe part of Great Britain.    Sir Louis said tbis evening:
"The terms agreed upon nre simply
a line drawn across Cbllkoot Pass, witb
absolately no significance that we hope
thereby to avert local friction. Of
course,   our   arrival   at   a   temporary
agreement is satisfactory, So fur ns
the original contention is con"* rued,
we nre .mst us misty us over. 1 see no
signs of reaching an immediate set-
tleiucut. Ciininlu relinquishes no claim
by her assent to this temporary arrangement, and has not tie slightest
intention of sllnwing her original contention to Inpse. It is not our purpose
tn permit this n* w understanding to
extend n day longer thuu it is necessity The fait that 1 am returning to
Canada must not bfl taken to indicate
that a settlement will be reached by
the date of my leaving Euuland. M)
return is necessitated by mntteis altogether outside Aliiskun affairs, I nm,
however, working in conjunction witb
the Colonial Offioe upon the ense. It
will not come before the Joint High
Commission unless a diplomatic settlement is previously attained."
Washington, D. C , Oct. 12.—The
task of recruiting a volunteer army for
thu Philippines is practically completed. It is announced at the War
Department   today   that  all the regi-
; ments have  been   tilled except one  of
i the colored regiments.
Yachts Towed BBCk to Their Moorings.
—Try Again To-day.
New York, Oct.   12. —A   blanket  of
fog over the course and  a lack of wind
caused another fizzle of the race of the
single slickers today.    Tbe yachts will
try again   tomorrow.    But the failures j
havo bnd a discouraging effect on   tbe
geueral public, and   there was a great.
falling off in the number  of excursion
boats.    Ships of the fleet that did   not j
brnve the perils  of  the fog could only I
orowl out to their destination, keeping
doable lookouts  forward and their fag
whistleB constantly going to avoid jol-
lisions.     A few of the yachts and   tng
boats left the Battery, hut their owners
or skippers refused  to go farther than
Stapleton, owing to the   danger   of   n
collision with other craft.    So  far  as
is known   ouly   oue accident occurred,
and that was not serious
An excursion steamer from the river
ran into a Stnten Island ferry and hud
part of her ruil and how stove in.
The fog did not lift, and the wind,
if it conld be dignified by such u name, !
instead of increasing, died awny alto- i
getber. When ihe time came to signal '■
the oonrse, the went her vane at the I
head of the committee boat, which \
would respond to the breath of a
sleeping Infant, lay limp and lifelo-s
against tbe stuff. There was not
< nough air to show a course for the
yachts to sail over. Shortly niter 12
o'clock, by mutual consent, tbe committee boat hoisted the letter "R,"
ou the triatic stay, meaning, "Race
postponed." Mr. Iscliu'B interview
in this morning's papers, protesting
against the savage criticism of the Columbia which has been liberally indulged iu by some of the newspapers,
and appealing for support for the Yankee boat and her crew until the series
is completed, evidently touched a patriotic chord, for ou the way buck
every excursion steamer in tho fleet
sailed ulongside nnd saluted, while the
passengers gave the white beauty three
rousing cheers and a tiger.
The ropeuted flukes off Sunday Hook
have led to some agitation for a change
of the courne to Newport, where there
is usually a breeze, orj to Marblehead,
off Massachusetts, wheru no difficulty
would be experienced in getting plenty
of wind, but it is hardly likely that
any change will be made. Tbe regatta
committee believe that this sort of
weather cauuot last at tbis time of tbe
yeai. I
The early hioruing hours gave very
little promise of a race. There was
little breeze stirring and tbe fog still
hong on quite thickly. The mainsails
were hoisted early on both bonts, and
soon after 9 o'clock they cast off from
their moorings and sailed for Sandy
Hook. Club topsails were mastheaded
on the way out the Columbia setting
a smaller oue than was shown on Wednesday afternoon.  The Shamrock's was
apparently   larger   than any  yet   seen
I    The yachts arrived off  the   lightship
' it i():io a.   m.   Casting off their tow
lilies nnd breaking out their head sails,
they circled about the lightship fnr
au hour or so waiting for the coinmit-
ti o boat to arrive. The fog showed a
disposition lo clear off about this tunc,
but there wus hnrdly wind enough to
give Ihe yachts steerage way.
For an hour after the committee boat
arrived there was no more wind ami
no prospects of uuy,so at 15:10 o'clock,
nfter a consultation between those in
charge of the yachts, both agreed to
call the race off. The sails of both
yachts were taken iu und they were
towed buck to their moorings ill the
Horseshoe, where tbey arrived ut 1 :!10.
The same persons were on bo.*rd the
Columbia and Shamrock as have been
there on oievious duys.
Not since tlio victorious yacht Defender wus towed homo from Sandy
Hook lightbsip, alter her tinul race
ngiiinsi the Valkyrie 111. bus there
been such n popular demonstration nn
was tendered the Columbia today on
her way trom the lightship to the entrance of the channel. In tow of the
tuu Wallace B. Flint, the Colnmbia
took the lend after the race was declared off, the Shamrock following halt a
mile astern. The fleet cf excursion
Steamers und fust private yachts closed
in ou Ihe racers, dividing themselves
upon their starboard und port sides.
Tne big Full River Line steamer Plymouth, her upper decks black with
neople. cnught nu with tho Yankee
boat and very appropriately sot in motion the wave ot patriotism tbat is mid
to bave been laeking since the races
were inaugurated. The band on the
Plymouth struck up the inspiring
strains of " Jail Colnmbia," The refrain was re-echoed by a thousand
voices on In aid, amid cheers, shaking
of handkerchiefs und waving of hats.
No demonstration cone fiom ihose on
board the Columbia, the tribute having been received in silent gratification, nevertheless. There was a parting sulnte irom tho whistle of the Plymouth us she foiged ahead.
New York,   Oct.    12 —Richard Cro-
J ker is today   tho  leader of the   Demo-
emtio   parly in   New   York State  be-
jyond any contest.   Al a meeting of the
State Committee held in the Hoffman
| House last night, he   signally defeated
ex-Senator David B. Hill,who hns con-
I tested the leadership with him.   Mr.
| Hill was routed, horse,   foot and   dragoons.    Mr. Oroker  did as ho pleased,
and sat in  bis clair  and  smiled   and
Jsneored at Mr. Hill's wild protests and
| vociferous    objections.     Mr.     Oroker
I committed the State Committee to the
j support of William J. .Bryan, selected
his own candidate  from  two  contestants from   Roohester   for   n   place   on
the State Committee, and in every way
did as he pleased. NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY, QCTOBER 13, 1899
Nelson Weekly Miner j^
acreemeut may be does not signify,
so long as it is understood to be provisional and nothing else. But to consent to a reference on the terms nnd in
Nbj>.«.N .UiNKK Printing & Publishing Co.,
I). J    BEATON, Editor and Manager.
present shape of the question is as I the  conclusion  tbat all mining opei-; wase of «S.50,and were perfectly sails-
ations in tbe Slocan are at a stand-."ed with it There were nj can-
still." Not at all. The Miner does plaints. If they had thought tbey were
not know that Mr. Harris will spend i -W'DB underpaid they would not have
the winter  in   Virginia;   but a  tem-i waited   all   this   time  to say so.    As
Subscription Rates.
I the   spirit   prescribed,   as  alleged, by
1 the   Washington     authorities, is   bnt
slly per menth by carrier 1100 flighty   different   from a surrender lot
I the   whole  case.     The   extraordinuiy
per half year    6 00
per yeer  10 00
per y.:ir by mall    S0O
pcrye     foreign  1000
condition is made that the American
contention and the Brilish contention
(shall each be presented, aud between
i these two the arbitrators shall decide.
| It is possible ibat neither contention
would be correct, and in that case tbe
arbitrators must agree on a boundary
: thut the Treaty never intended or con-
! t'inplated. That is not arbitration ns
: generally understood, and to avoid the
1 trouble and expense of it the purpose
conld bo served quite as well hy Hipping n copper. The only just or reasonable reference is the Treaty itself,
with t|m instruction to the tribunal
to find   tho   boundary a reasonable in-
  terprctation   of   its   provisions  would
The Miner would bo very sorry to ! seem to indicate,
represent the conditions in the'Koote- This extraordinary condition is uot
nays to be worse than they are. Bnt more surprising than tht reason as-
to deny the fact that the mining in- signed for it. There must be no com-
clnstry throughout this portion of Ihe promise, it ib said: it must be the
Province   has been serionly injured by I boundary as claimed by one side or the
Nklson Weekiy Miner.
Weekly, pe  naif year S 1 2fi
p. wear    200
per year, foreign    2 60
Subscription; Invariably in advance
I-leison Mlti :r Prln.I-if> & PubllshlngCo
nelson. b. o.
Telephone   No.   144.
the legislation of the lust session
would be as foolish as to dispute the
existence of the equator There is considerable activity iu mauy sections;
that ia known and freely admitted,
aud it would be strange if there were
not. New mining prospects ore being
developed, for the reason thnt tho owners cannot afford to shuf down. The
initial singes of the industry are not so
entirely discouraged that they have
been or will bo abaudoued. No one lias
ever c.lnimcd thnt ihe mines are silent
and deserted. The prospector is still
aotive, and the small owner continues
bis development. The sound of the
pick and the drill is hi ill heard 011 the
hills. All is not devastation by any
menus, and no one has ever said that
it is.
But to dispute   that the effect of th
other,  I'ltiiongh both claims may be
wrong. Nor cun thero be uuy surrender of territory heretofore claimed by
ihe United States, which is •qnivalent
to declaring that the "boundary must
he the American line or nothing. The
Administration, it appears, bus been
advised thut the people of the Western
States will never submit to the least
surrender of sovereignty over wuter or
binds that uro now or have been regarded as American territory, therefore the arbitration must be conducted
011 Hns of least risk to the United
Stales. Tbis is simply making a taroe
of arbitration, If assured ihpy will
get what they claim, tbe people of the
United States will arbitrate; if not,
nor. And should they otherwise consent, nnd the nwurd go again it them,
[he Senate would refuse to ratify.    All
Eight-Hour   law   has   been extremely I this   is   declared with 11 flippancy und
prejudicial to the mining industry geu-1 ussnrnnco   that   denote    au    amazing
erally is folly run wild.   Tbe Slocan is, ignorance or still  more amazing disregard of   the principle which is suppos-
tho oldest mining distiict; in comparison with the others it can be said to
have been developed. It has producing miues that havo been shippers
for years. Withont an exception these
are eithor closed down or thoir production reduced to the vanishing point,
Thnt is due to the Eight-Hour law. It
is the mines more than the prospeets
that have been hit by it, and it is the
effeot on tbe mines thnt is paralysing
the general trade of the country. The
exploiting of prospects gives an appear
once of activity, but it is the effect on
the production thut tells. That in
whero the lnw is proving so disastrous.
Rosslaud is citod as an example of 1111-
dimished activity. The conditions st
Rossland are and always have been
exceptional; but even from Rossland
come mutterings of impatience and
discontent, and before many weeks the
same baneful influence will be visible
tbere. Tho Bonndnry country, the
Lardeau, Windermere, and other dis
tiicts are all new, and oil art in tbo
early Btagt-s of development. In these
thut influence could not make itself so
The mining industry is nut wholly
stngnaut, but wo all know to our cost
tbat it has boen hard hit. Admitting, however, that there are signs
of activity every where, do we ever
stop to think how much better tho
conditions would be if there hnd been
no disturbance of the relations between
the mine owners and the miners? The
state of affairs might be worse, 110
doubt, bad as it is: but how much better it might have been, i! the Legislature had kept oil iis meddling hands!
Tbe absolute lu.-s is heavy, but losing
what might hnve been gained is worse
ed In underlie arbitration   and to commend it to the consideration of civilis-
A decidedly uncomforat.blo feeling
is produced by thu latest Washington
dispatch bearing on thin question. We
do not forget tbat former dispatches on
the same Bobjoot, famished by tho Associated Press, havo not always bem
truthful, and it may be that the correspondents are following the old practice nnd drawing on their imagination
in tbis instance. But the nature of
the information, aud tbe oircunistnn ie
with which it is related,suggest some
official authority, and confirm the suspicion tbat the question has assumed
tbe shape assigned it iu the dispatch.
Whatever the British Government
and the British people desire in the
matter the Canadians are bound to regard with every reasonable consideration. It is Great Britain that has to
stand tbe brunt of empire, and she
must not be expected to take every little colonial matter as seriously as colonials themselves. This boundary question may not be a little matter, but it
is not of vital importance to Great
Britain, and it is extremely desirablo
that the best of feeling should prevail
beween the Mother Country and the
United States. The Miner tokeB the
ground that in regard to tbis boundary
question the Canadian people should
pay every reBpect to the wishes of the
Home authorities, and make every ren
somvble sacrifice to meet them.
But   our  loyalty   and    affection are
'Because John M. Harris,    manager
of the   Roco  mine  at   Sandon,"   says
our  morning   contemporary,   "iB  going back   to spend  t.e winter in'Old
being  subjeoted to a severe strain  if I Virginy,' The Miner  a 1 once jumps to
It is suggested tbat Sir Wilfrid Lan-
rier's readiness to recognise dilllcul
lie* in tha way of dispatching a Canadian contingent to the Transvaal is
owing to n desire to avoid offending
his couipuiriois of Quebec, It would
he disappointing  nnd   mortifying to
have to believe tills Tbe sympathy of
thu Premier of Oape Colony for the
Boers may not be excused, but it can
lie understood: he is of the lioer nico,
nnd he is 011 the spot. The British are
about to fight the Boers; France is
jealous of the British, hates them,
nun would gladly see tbem humilint
ed ; nnd according nn France wishes
the hearts of most French Canadians
beat. We cannot doubt the loyalty of
the Canadian Premier, for has he not
himself assured us a score of times
that he is British? But in this roundabout wry arc we to be treated to the
spectacle of a second Premier of n British Colony practising a disloyalty he
cannot openly profess'.' Not, let us sav
again, that Sir Wilfrid himself is disloyal, only that Frenoh-Canadians
would oppose the sending of troops to
the Triuisvnnl, and the Premier is
French-Canadian onong'i to respect
their wishes.
Be says there is no authority to send
the Canadian militia outside of the
country. Ho has no donbt of this, for
he has been studying the Militia Act,
Yet the Act itself says, section "9:
"Her Majesty may call nut; tho militia
or any purt thereof for active service
either within or without Canada, at
any time when ii appears advisable bo
to do by reason of war, invasion, nr
insurrection, or danger of liny of
tbem." Is it bemuse of the fear of tin
French Canadian vote that this clans*
is so distorted us to mean the exact op .
posite of what it says'.' Mr. Tnrte is
tho gentleman who governs at Ottawa,
nnd Mr. Tnrte is French through and
through. During an offloial excursion
down the St. Lawrence a year ago, hi
had the French flag living on a Canadian Governnient steamer. Major-
General Hutton is understood to favor
tlit, proposition tn take a hand in the
Transvaal fight. Mr. Tarte'B paper responds with a vulgar attack, saving
that "General Hutton is in tho pay of
the Government, and if he desires lo
remain there he will do well to remember that ho is not muster of our
destinies." English-speak ing Canadians, loyal to Her Majesty and the Bin-
piro, desire may ever so strongly to
show tbeir sympathy in the impending struggle in South Africa, hut they
aoe not masters iu Canada jnst now,
and their wishes play second to those
of Quebec. These ure some of tho reflections thut are suggested by tbe
suggestion, and they are so fur from
pleasant ones that it would be a good
thing to dispel them if it can be done.
porary residence there, or in the
Sandwich Islands, or 111 South Africa,
or in Kamtschatkn, would not in itself necessarily affect miniug operations in tbo Slocan. There would be
quite as much point in saving that
because Mr. Harris is about to visit
Ins native State we jump to the conclusion that nil the hears of the Slocan wear patent leather shoes and
dance the oau-oau. In drawing inferences onr rxtroiuely discontented
neighbor is not nearly as happy as it
iB in straight fabrication.
Nor iu connection witli Mr. Harris
and his proposed visit did The Miner say anything about mining operations in the Slocan, whether 'hfy are
at 11 standstill or in full blast. It
merely repealed what Mr. Harris said,
and it did so   in   1rder   to furnish   its
readers with the views oi 11 gentleman
who knows the conditions in the Slocan much better than does the paper
in question, und who is scrupulous
enough to be more careful in representing •hem. To those views we
ivonld like to cull the attention of the
Government nt Victoria, nnd ut the
same time we would ask th«in to consider the situation which is about
to present itself 111 the Bonndnry
country, according to the judgment of
so good an authority ns The Grand
Folks Miner. Mr. Harris snys "the
Slocan country will undoubtedly he
dead in a business way this coming
wiutcr." All tho mines are closing
down because of the labor troubles. A
similar condition of things is anticipated in the Boundary conntry. In-
stead of the differences Hearing a settlement, they arc getting more aud
more pronounced; and instead of
nffeet'iig oue locality only, they threaten to beoomu general.
The Government will please observe
thut nil this is the fruit of legislation
which they were foolish enougli to
have passed last session It wns leg-
islntion for which thero had been no
demand. The people did not ask for
it or wuut it. It wus introduced in
order to further the designs of one
ilemogiigic Minister, und is now being
defended in tho interests of another.
Tho most Important material interests
of the Province are made the play
tiling of these politicians. This is
surely u very grave situation, calling
for the most anxious consideration of
Ministers who have 11 regard for the
public welfare, Hhould the Government
lm fortunate enough to contain any of
that character, In tint most wanton
fashion, without reason or excuse other
ili.ui the sellish purposes of unprincipled politicians, the imiiu industry
of the Province, the one on which
most dependence is plncefl for thai
future development * bioh  is to make
British Columbia the foiemost member
of the Confederacy, is paralysed by
the action of our own Government and
Legislature, Those engaged in general
business are only now bigiiiiiuig to
feel the pinch; it is important thnt
they should make uo mistake in pluc
ing the blame. It lies primarily with
the Government, and noxt to them
witb labor agitators who are playing
the gallic oi the politicians hy making
unreasonable demands in behalf of the
working miners. For such wretched
'litis the material prosperity of the
Province is being sacrificed.
there were 110 complaints, we are justified in concluding that the wnge was
satisfactory, and it was satisfactory because it wns regarded us sufficient pay
for ten hours work. How, then, can
they ask the same wnge for eight
hours? If the pay was enough before,
what they demand nnw must be too
much. Is thnt the prinicplo they are
contending tor? Either they are very
simple nnd allowed themselves for
years to be imposed upon without
knowing it, or thov nre unreasonable
now. There is no escape from this conclusion. But it is not the men. If left
to themselves they would soon admit
that if they wRiit an eight-hour day
they must be content with eight-hour
pay. It is the leaders, the professional
imitators, who live by nnd through
labor disturbances. They have joined
bauds with the chnrlatnii politicians to
keep up nu   agitation, nnd meantime
the men niav kick   their   heels in idle-
Two persons, a woman and a 111:111,
! weie murdered in Victoria within a
week. Ono rf the eases ia suiroundcd
with some mystery, and the local authorities nre perhaps excusable for not
Unravelling it. The other wus a simple
case, ns is admitted, the particulars
of whioh might bave been obtained at
the Coroner's inquest, but were not.
Now the Government uro advertising
two rewirds of live hundred dollars
ench for tho apprehension of the murderers, That is, tho people of British
Columbia nre to lie culled upon to puy
one thousand dollars us a penalty for
the carelessness, the neglect, or the in
competency of the local authorities at
the Capital. There nre times wheu
tho offer of Governnient rewards
is quite ill order; but in one of tht
present onses, at least, and, so far us
has been yet disclosed, in both, it
would appear more filling if the re
wards hud been tillered by Viotoria.
Wo do not see nny reason why tin*
Province should be taxed for the pre
serration of law and order iu that
Mr, Mills went out tu the (Joust over
the main line of the 0, P. R, At
Victoria uud Vancouver ha delivered
addresses, in which he had much to
suy of the wonderful resources and development of this Province. And
then be faced eastward and went back
tne way he came. When ho returns
to Ottawa and sits down for n moment
to reflect, ho may begin to reoliso
that by his visit he has learned no
more of British Columbia than he
knew before. Tho Kooionuy is not the
Province by any means, but no one
iiciin hnve Au conception of what the
Province is without yisiling Koote-
nay, Vancouver i» a piOSpernns city,
and we are all proud of it; bur Nelson,
smaller as it is and l«-ss pretentious,
tells fur mure to the intelligent ibserv-
er of the development that is going on
and more still of the development the
future has in store for ns. With 0
great railway behind it, und nn ocean
commerce to help, there is nothing surprising in ilie growth of Vancouver.
Nelson is the product of a mining development, iu Southern British Columbia, cf whose possibilities there is 110
conceivable limit. If Mr, Mills cume
nut for Information he displayed poor
judgment in returning home without
visiting Kootenay,
The Colonies nre hustcniug to offer
their help in tho event of war with
the South African Republic Already
troops from two or three of the Ans
trnlasiuii   group   are   moving  towards
the Transvaal. Canada as yet has done
nothing. There appears to bo 11 good
deal of confusion as to what enn or
may 01 ought to be done Tho Milita
ry Gazette Intimates that tho author!
lies at Ottawa have about cnmploied
preparations for dispatching a contingent, but simultaneously with this ail
iiouncement uppears au Interview with
Premier Laurier, in whioh thut gentleman takes the ground tout Canadian
militia are for the defence of Canada,
nnd thut there is no power conferred by the Militia Act to order their
use for any other purpose. In a wat
with Spain, ho siys, they might be
sent to that country, for attack is
often ilic bent defence; but thine is in
menace to Canada iu a war with the
Ti'uusvnnl, therefore it wou.d be irreg
ului to contribute troops. Side by side
with this interview in The Toronto
Globe iB a London cable to the effue
that Mr. Chamberlain is telegraphing
iiis grateful acceptance of the offer of a
Canadian contingent for service in
South Africa. The accounts ure slight-
ly bewildering ;   but regular or irregn
nu, tha Canadian people will prefer to
take u baud iu thu coming tight, und
if Sir Wilfred cannot vet seo how this
may be done he will study their pleasure hy ascertaining as soon ns possible,
and running the Dominion iu lim
with those other Colonies that do not
stop 10 make difficulties when patriotism calls for action.
With rather delightful sarcasm Tne
Snndoii Mining Review says: "We
have too much capital in mines in the
country, and every precaution should
be taken to see that another dollar wns
never turned this way. All that the
country wants in the future is n few
thousand miners at $8.50 per eight
hours, and nothing for them to do.''
And what it wants it stands an excel-
lent chance of getting, unless the men \
take a more  reasonable  -iew  of  the'	
situation. Their leaders say they ure Says The Fort Steole Prospector:
holding out for a principle. Can any "Several times of late the mBil from
one tell ns what the principle is? They the west has been aken by the June-
worked for years ten hours a day for a tion  and  brought  back on the west-
The ignorance iiu.l stupidity thnt
oould discover nny soit of comparison
between a strike un it railway and the
situation in reBpect to the mining Industry 111 Kootenay aro truly colossal.
One could not conceive jhem if thev
weie not ihrust into our faces by the
unhappy victim of ihem. Mr. Houston's paper seriously nrguts that th*
ni inn managers are not business men,
because they will not dn as the O. P.
H. ollioiuls aro expected to do iu the
case of tho striking shop men. These
ollioiuls do not hold themselves aloof,
hut go out and meet the men and adjust their differences. Very likely,
for the good reason that they must.
The 0. P. H. Company are common
carriers, operating under n publio
charter. They cannot shut down without violating their agreement with
tho public, and if they were to do so
they would be brought up with n sharp
turn by tbe Governnient and Parliament of thu Dominion. The mines are
the private property of the owners,
who have indisputable liberty to work
them or not, as they please. There is
no pnblio responsibility tr obligation
connection with them, any more
ihnn there is iu tbo relutions between
Mr. Houston and the employes of his
office. If his paper understood these
things better it wonld not bo making
such atrocious blunders.
hound train, arriving in Fort Steele in
the evening, sometimes so late that the
delivery cnnld not be made until the
next morning. In many instances it
has caused inconveniences to our business men. No protest has been made
by onr people, nut so frequently hns it
occurred that it is about time the practice was discontinued. Were such
lapses to occur in West Kootenay or
Boundary, the newspapers and people
would rear with suoh a certain sound
that the echoes'won id reach Ottawa."
By no means. Postal irregularities
almost as gross as this one occur daili
in West Kootenay, nun the newspapers
sav nothing about them. They do not
roar, for the very good reason that the
authorities pay no heed to complaints
and allow the service to be run in any
manner that pleas s the suVirdiuntPs.
One might ns well trv to rui'e tin
dead as to arouse Mr. Mulook to
sense 1,f the abuses that prevail and of
his responsibility in connection with
them. •
Mr. .lames Martin, tin   putative author of  the Bight-Hot r amendment,
is reported tn have suid to a Suction
citizen visiting Rossland; "I seethe
miners up your way arc cutting up
considerable trouble—tbey arc agitating for au Increase of pay under the
Bight-Hour law, while they are representing Ihat the owners uie endeavoring tn reduce wages. That wll nnvei
do. The bund drillers all down this
way arc taking 13.00 11 day, and il
they tin nor take it in the Slocan some
change will have to be made iu thi
law to meet iho circumstances." Mr.
Martin is a politician, and may possibly feel obliged to repudiate this; but
there is little doubt he said it. li is
hoped the time is near at baud wheu
tlm minors will recognise thut lliey
havo been allowing themselves to b
put in 11 fnlso position. And when that
day conies the trade of the labor agitator will not be as popular us it is
According to the dispatches, tin* Premier of Manitoba hus announced Hint
the Provincial elections, regal irly dm
some time this year, will not be held
until next spring. This is taken to
mean that Mr. Green way is afraid ol
defeat. And well ho may be. The
Opposition is devclopiug wonderful
strength under the leadership nf Mr.
Hugh J. Macdouald. Mr. Grcenwuv is
11 cautions man, who cun glume the
populnr sentiment as accurately as an*
other ill Manitoba ; if lie scents danger, ho will bo in no hurry tn face it,
There   is  also   an impression that the
postponement to the extreme iimll is
partly to allow tho Laurier Govern
ment to come iu ahead. A dissolution
nt Ottuwa is regaided us iuimin*ni,
for there is four nf Manitoba, at ri fenl
also of Ontario. If tbe elections ill
those Provinces were brought on first,
mid tho Liberals suffered difeut ii
both, as they probably would tin outlook for the Dominion Goveinuieut
would become much blacker than it is
nnw, and that is supposed to be quit*
as bli.ck ns is consistent with the mnst
moderate degree of confidence.
The Rossland Miner expresses tie
four that the introduction of part*
lines iu Provincial polities would be
followed by u partisan Civil Service.
It mentions this in support of its objection to the resolution of the Conservative convention at Now Westminster, We would fain hope the even:
would entirely discredit onr contemporary's apprehension. Why party government shonld involve a partisan Civil Serivoo in this Province more than
in any of Iho others is not obvious.
The appreciation of a permnuent service is ns strong here ns elsewhere n> d
the electors have all thespnv that is
necessary lo sec that their wishes in
the mutter should be repeated.
The iittittide of The Victoria Colo
nist may be taken us nn indication
that the Dunsinnir interest is opposed to the introduction cf party line"
in Provincial politics, The Dunsmuir
interest is ns much entitled In itsonin-
nn as any ntlier, and t" act upon it.
Its opposition, however, does not make
the principle wrong, although it mu\
Busily embiiruss the practical application of it. Tbo more the situation is
considered, the more necessaryit seems
thnt the Province shnulil emancipate
itself from tho weak and abominable
tyranny of personal governnient, and
sock such safety us there is in the
higher responsibility of government
hy party. That is evidently the view
that vvna taken of it by the Conservative convention, which is all the more
creditable to its courage when we reflect that disasters are almost certain
to attend the initial effort to give
effect to it.
If matters were in a proper shaue in
British Columbia, we shnuld be experiencing the benefits that the Trims
vaal disturbance ought naturally to
tbr iw this way. Mining investments
hat e come to a sudden stop there, and
capital iB looking about for other
fields. Labor troubles, brought nbnut
by foolish, ill-considered legislation,
are keeping it away from British Colnmbia; we are reaping no advantage
from a condition that ought to be turning business in our direction. And if
we cannot ar,*w  from   tbe Transvaal
nnw, what have we to expect with
Ihe war closed, with the whole of
South Africa under subjection to Great
Britain and in ustries ot all kinds assured iu tbe proleotion of luw, order,
mid justice?
The following is taken from the report of an interview with Sir Henri
.Inly in The Winnipeg Fiee Press:
"Asked if it were true, ns repnrted,
thai he intended to establish anew Inland Kevcnne Divisinn at Rnsslnnd,
r*ir Henri said he had thought that it
.vould be nccessiry to do so, bnt on
visiting tlm Province he fonnd the
tuf there ample tn tinnsiict the busi-
iH-s,und consequently no change would
be made at piesent.'
Cascade, Oot. II. —Unless there nre
nore inifui'-oeii delays, the tracklayers
-ni the Bonndary extension of tho Columbia *fe Wi stern railway should hive
-tcel put down into the City of Green-
rood ill lis< than a week's time, or by
he loth iiisrie.t. Last Saturday night
the sU" 1 gang hnd reached a point
.vlthiu   one   mile   of   (ireeuwood,    or
.'von miles beyond the summit at the
new town ol Elicit But ono bridge
.Mil no.v delay ihem in getting to
Greenwood, and that is close to the
town. (Jn that structure, however, a
force bus been at woik lo some time,
uud the delaj there will consequently
bo brief. Fiom Greenwood to Mid-
,vay is but nine miles and it now
seems that the track shnuld be laid
and linllaiitcd tn thu terminus at Midway by the 1st of November,
As 'he requisite steel bus lint yet
ii* en brought forward for that purpose,
th*' tiucnhuiug on the blanch line
from Limit has not yet beeu started.
Thi 1 work will be done by hand,probably, as the grades to the various
mints is a pretty steep ono, being
1 >u this railway there will be in all
eight spans, known as Howsc trnss
scans. In order to facilitate track-
iuyinp, wherever possible, the lime
required to swing these spnus wus saved by crossing temporarily on talso
work. Now, however, that most nf
the bridge work is completed, the task
of putting 111 the spans hns been started. This is done, of course, without
in any way delaying heavy trullio
that is nlreudy hi ing bandied on this
new railway line.
i he Hist two of these spans. lfiO feet
*iag ench, ure now being swung at the
rosalllg of the Keltic river at Cuacade,
where P Dowd bus 11 force of IK men
busy. The spun at second crossing of
the Ketilo has   alroady   been   put   iu.
1 hreu more gu iu ut the third and
fourth crossings of Kittle river, near
Grand Forks    Another  goes  in  near
ireeuwood and uuuttier near Glad.
-tone. They range in length from 120
10 ICO feet.    William  Mi.ckoy   of West
(o! son lies the continct, under Porter
tiros., & MoAnhur, lor putting  them
n When nil are swung, the brielge
•vork ou the ine will hi completed.
Viotoria, Ont. ll.-yTbe steniner
Princess Louise, which arrived from
iho northern ports today, brought a
largo orowd of passengers, among
ihem a survey party sent out iu May
last by iho Dominion Government to
exnlore a route for a projected railway
fiom the head waiters of the Skeouii to
Iho head waters of the Stickeen, The
ouriy is in charge ot Messrs. Odwyer
and RnhioBon. Among the passengers
were Roi ert McKne, of the Forty-
Third Mining Oompany, and several
other miners returning iroui thoOmiu-
eon country.
i'hc Uncle John From Honolulu to Pu-
got   Sound a Wreck.
Viotoria, B. O., Oct. 11.-The bark-
rntiuc Cnele John, bound from Honolulu 10 Pugei tiouud, went ashore on
•iiuduv on the west const of Vanoouver Island un 1 is it total loss. The
Undo John 1* ft Honolulu Sept. 18 and
made a smart passage, being bound
for Purr Town-end for orders. She was
dri en unburn Sunday evening during
the gale. . All the officers and men escaped by Inking to bouts. The officers
and crew will return to Victoria by
the Willupa, The wrecked vessel left
Eureka, Oil., with a load of lumber
for Hawaii last August. Tho sealing schooner Ainoka arrived today
with 1120 skins. Sho reports the Victoria with 1408, and also reports that
two hunters of tbe Borcnlis. supposed
to be lost, were picked up by another
schooner. •
Kingston, Jnmnica, Oct. 11.—Ad-
ices from Venezneln, under date of
October 7, brought, today by the British steamer Dee, Oaptain Bobey, de-
ribed tbe revolution ns having attained gigantic proportions, and its success ns absolutely assured. President
Audrude and other high officials had
already completed their arrangements
to leave Carncns, if necessary, and flee
the country. Almost all the states
and towns except Caracas and La
Gnayrn had declared iu favor of the
Karl Oreelrnan's Itinerary  for Bia Projects!   Cycle   Tour   Bound
the World.
Making tho tour of the world fur
various rousous is now-u-dnys by no
means an uuheurd-of feat. Whether or
no the fashion was set by Jules Verne's
famous book, "Round the World In
Eighty Days," iB uncertain, but oi recent years several have attempted the
journey by menus Ihe reverse of ordinary. Some huve started out for a
bet, withuot a cent in their pockets,
and some have started to walk, where
walking is possible, ami several have
succeeded. The latest adventurer of
this clues is Mr. Karl M. Oreelmau, of
Truro, INovu Scotia, who has jnst ar-
rivod in Nelson. Mr Oreelmau bus
started nut to make tlm tour of the
world on his wheel, wheeling wherever wheeling is possible, He left Tru
ro lust May, and siuoe then has ridden
pome 3,DUO miles anil has walked about
600. Ho came west via New brans
wick, Quebec, Unlurio, Mulligan, Indiana, Illinois. Wisconsin, Minnesota,
North Dakota, Manitoba and the
Northwest. Territories, From here he
goes to Rossland, und will probably
proceed thenoe to the noast via the
Boundary oountry and Pentiotou,
From Vanoouver he inL nils to cycle
down to Sun Francisco, where ho * ill
ship to Jap ni. After crossing Japan
on his wheel,he will proceed to S'niiig-
hai, and thence to Hong K' ng, where
he will take ship for Manila. From
Manila he intends to sail to Australia
and New Zi aland by wny nf Borneo
and, nfter riding across the Ausiraln-
sian continent, his next objectivi point
is Cape Town. Then conies the mnst
ambitions part of his journey, which
is uothiug less than a proposal to proceed overland direct to   Khaitoum.
Mr. Oreelmau appreciates tho difficulty in his path, and if they prove insurmountable will go round to Cairo
by sea, but he is nevertheless determined to multu the attempt, Cairo
once readied, it will be comparatively
easy sailing, us he intends then to
traverse Italy nnd Swit/.erlund, and,
after a trip through France nnd Ger
many, to   finish his   journey,  bar  the
homeward voyage, in England.
Though without serious ticcident,
Mr. Oreelrnan's trip noross the prairie
country has not   been devoid   of   those
ncidents almost  Inseparable from  a
journey aoross u strnuge country. He
has he'ii fortunate, so fur, in not having had to sleep out, but on scerul
occasions lie lost his wny nnd came
near putting in a night on the "bold-
beaded*' prairie amid most unpleasant
surroundings Once, ou leaving Chaplain, a station about fit) miles this side
of Mooso Jaw, he took a trail which
closely   follow-tl   the   railway    truck,
which it crossed and recrossed nt intervals, Lato iu the afternoon ho wns
riding along at too speed, expecting
momentarily to catch sight of the
track, when u heavy sterm of thunder,
hail and lightning came on. He pressed on, bnt thero wus nothing in view
but prairie At lust he met a rancher,
who informed hiin he was tweutv-flve
miles north of the track. Bv this time
it wns dark and he was glad to put up
for the night with the luupifnnlc
ranober,finding ''is way back next day.
Mr. Oreelmau is in the last of
health, and is quite confident ol successfully completing bis trip, whir b le
expects will extend over about four
mauuf intnred for tbe work required,
aud is being manufactured by the Dominion Wire Rope Company, Limited,
of Montreal, represented by Mr. Sword
in this Province. Tbis will be Ihe
fourth ctble used nt the mine, each
cable lasting an average of a year.
The two last cables were manufactured
by tho Dominion Wire Hope Compasy.
A somewhat belnted general nrder
has arrived, in which the appointment
of Sergeant G. '. Beor to be Provisional Second Lieutenant from August 25
is gazetted.
The appointment of Second Lienten-
ant A.D. Reid, of Kaslo, to be captain
is gazetted under tho date, of Aug   21.
The Vernon Mounted Rifles have
been removed from the list of corns in
the active militia.
General Order Nei. 81, dated August,
1899, provides that the badge of the
British Columbia Rifle Corps shall be
the he d of a bighorn, or Rocky Mountain she 'p
What :v Visitor From B C. Says of  lilt.
"The Editors' day at the Spokane
Exposition was u grand success, both
from the standpoint of the visit ng
editors and the Snokitno Press Clnb
Exposition management, who were the
hosts. British Columbia was well represented, ns were tho sink's of Washington, Idaho and Oregon, Baturday
morning the visitors wore taken in
eharee, nnd givon n trolley ride over
tho city. After lunch the editors were
taken to the Exposition In a body and
treated tn a special entertainment,
which embodied a program by the
Canton baud and other musical celebrities. The first part of the evening
was devoted to tbe theatre, and then
tbe party adjourned to the Davenport
restaurant, whore one of the finest
banquets ever served in tho city of
Spokano was given tho editors It was
a most elaborate spread, gotten up regardless of exponae. After disposing of
a menu that seemed without end,
toasts and replies followed in an informal manner. Then came the vaudeville entertainment nt another hall
tbat lasted until near daylight. Those
who were fortunate enough to bo present left Spokane with the firm conviction that the newspaper hoyB of Spokane nre a whole souled, jolly lot.
The Hoard of Trado Pamphlet, The Miner's
Sp**cial Edition of G.e-*t Percfit.
- Citizen Says it Pays.
Tli«* uses and advantages of judicious
advertisement are universally recognized in theory, but m practice business men, usually the least prosperous
of the community, are sometimes met
with who fail to Fee how their particular business will be beueOtted there
by, whilo there are still more who, iu
thoir heurts. look upon money spe t in
advertising their town as whole, as
practically thrown nwny, A striking
iiistniic* of the elllcency of advertising
was yesterday brought, to the notice of
The Miner by Manager Auuable, of
the Nelson Opera House.
"I hnve found in the piiBt,"said Mr.
Auuable, "considerable difficulty in
honking first class compiinics for the
Nelson Opera House The difficulty
bus nriseu from the fact that Nelson is
off tbo regular circuit of these shows,
und it was difficult to persuade them
thnt it was wcrth their whi'e to break
their trip, come np into the monntnius
nnd show in what, to tbem, at lenflt,
was au unknown t >\vn. Recently I
have adopted different tactics, and in
order to show them wo have a good
Inwn and a commodious Oneiu Honse,
I hnve made a practice of enclosing a
copy of tho Board of Trade pamphlet
and of the special edition of The Miner
with niv letters. This bus worked like
u chnrin, nnd I am now receiving
favorable replies, one of which wns
from the Gorton's Minstrels."
Gorton's Minstrels nre reported to bo
the best minstrel show now iu North
America, nnd Nelson will have au op-
pornnity for judging for themselves tin
Tnestlav eveuing. However this may
be, the fact remains that judicious ml-
vcrtis'tig bus borne fruit,in that it bus
attracted favorable attention to onr
City. Theatrical managers nre among
the shrewdest business meu in the
world, and when they are attracted
others in other lines of business me
auro io follow in their wako The
n sources and beauties of Nelson nnd
the district, when adequately and at-
trnotivelv set forth, will always be
sufficient to draw the attention nf
tlu.se on the lofjkont for openings for
investment or lm-iness, and lliat is
why ull intelligent and far-seeing business mot! tiopluuileil and suppiried the
Board of Tride und The Miner in their
recent successful effort to mnko our
beautiful and growing town better
known to the outside world.
It has been decided to form a second
company of militia in Nelson, and the
enrollment list is now open. Anyone
wishing to join cnu apply to Lieutenant Beer nt the Nelson Hardware Com-
pany or uuy of the non-commissioned
The Hall Mines, Limited, have juBt
olosed a contract with Mr. James D.
Swnrd for a new steel wire tramway
roue 50,000 feet in length. This rope
is of a high grade steel, and haB a
breaking strain of nearly 70 tons, and
weighs about 85 tons. It iB to replace
the  old   oable, and   will be»speoially
Mr. J. H. Harris of Sandon Owner of the
Beco Mine on Bub Way to Visit
the Bast-
Mr. J. H. Harris, of Sandon, and
his brother Mr. G.B. Hurris. of Washington, D. O, arrived in Nelson yesterday from Sandon, and leave this
morning for Spokane to take in the
Spokane Exposition. Mr. Harris wan
seen at the Hotel Phair and nskad
about the mining situation by a Miner
representative. He said: "There is
very little I care to say about the matter, but oue thing is assured, that all
of the mines of the Slocan country are
closed down until this labor question
is entirely settled. Tbe business men
of Sandon havo been almost to a unit
against the Mine Owners in this fight.
It is possible that their sentiment may
change Tho Slocan country will undoubtedly he dead iu a business way
this coming winter."
Mr. Harris nnd bis brother will see
Spokane for nwhile, when Mr. Harris
will return to Snndou for n few days
and tben return to Spokane, where he
and Mr. G. B. Harris will leave fo
Eastern points,visiting Suit Lake City,
Denver, Chicago, New York, Washington D. C, and the old home in Virginia, which is Mr. Harris' nntivu
Mr Harris is known iu this conntry
ns the founder of Snndou, owning the
famous Rcco mine thero, besides the
electiic light plant, the water works
and a grout mauy of the buildings in
the camp.
Mr. G. B. Harris is pnying hia first
visit to this country, and is very mnoh
impressed with it. Wbile everything
he has seen is in a measure strange to
him, ho sdri that he conld rentlilv appreciate tho wonderful advantages
which this country possessed. He mny
return nnd make some investments in
the rich mining distriot which he has
Mrs. McLaughlin is showing a fine
line of children's hats nnd caps.
Mary Ann, an Indian girl, wns y* s-
terd y charged before Justice H G.
Neelinds and II. Selous for being
drunk at Robson. She declined to
speak English nnd could uot speuk
Cninnook, but a   Fort   Steele   Indian,
iii jail for cuttle stealing, interpreted,
It appears that she lost nome groceries
she hud bought, she lost h»r hat, she
lost her skirt and several other things,
while all she had acquired in return
wns a jug and $5, or seven days.
Jerry McBrida was charged with supplying Mary Ann with the tanglefoot,
but sb there was only the woman's
evidence against him,he was discharged with a stern waruing from the
Ohas. A. Hinckley, alias Chas. A.
Morris, accused of absconding with
1117,000, funds of the Westside bank of
Now York, has been freed by Judge
Forin nt Rossland. The extradition
proceedings against him were heard
before Judge Forin, and resulted in
his dismissal, on the ground that the
extradition treaty of 1890 is not retroactive, and for the reason that the extradition treaty in force previous to
thnt time did not cover crimes like
j the one with which he wns accused.
As a result of this, the court held that
| Hinckley conld not be returned to tbe
; United States, and direoted that he be
IFrora Sunday's Dully)
Last night at 0 o'elook the snow was
live   inches   deep   nt the   Silver King
sawmill, und still snowing.
Cue doctor alone reported five new
cases of typhoid during the past throe
duya. Fortunately the disease, as a
rule, are of a mild type.
The long expected seven cars of pipe
arrived yesterday, und the Nelson Gns
and Coke Works will start iu again
laying pipe ou Monday, and will em-
lpoy us miiiiy mon as they can get.
Tho masons will start work on Dr.
Hall's building on Baker Btreet tomorrow. The pinna for this bnildiug and
for Mr. Malooe's building nre being
drawn by Messrs. Ewart and Carrie.
Mr. Otto Matstrand, of the well
known firm of Vancouver brewers,
Doerillg & Marstrand, returned yesterday to the couBt This waB his first
visit to Nelson in four yenrs, nnd he
expressed himself ns much surprised at
the rapid nnd solid improvement made
tiy th" town during ihat time.
Tne regular sitt'Ug? of the Supreme
Coutt for the trial of civil cases will
be held in lbs City on the 2-ltri inst.
After the disposition of rases here, sit-
tiiius will Iih held at the city of Russian*! lit sm h times us shall be fixed by
tbe .Indue holding the assize at Nelson,
upon application Doing made to him.
Joe Blossom hud a narrow escape of
his lifo yesterday morning. While*
working on sewer nons'ruotiou behind
Mr. F. Fletcher's office, at the bottom
of n six foot ll'Giloh, the walls, which
were but slightly cribbed with inch
boards, caved in, and it took over halt
an hour to extricate him. Fortunately,
with the exception of a crushed hand,
ho sustained no serious injury.
An important business change is announced Mr. A. R. Sherwood bus
bought out the entire good will and
business of C. A. Waterman & Ci.,
und has re-sold the customs brokerage
department to Mr. B, H. Williams,
who will continue that, business ut C.
A. Waterman Si Co, 's old stand, moving tomorrow. Mr. A. R. Sherwood
contemplates moving his office into the
siiine premises in the immediate future,
but will continue to carry on the old
business as heretofore,
In the course of  nn interview giveu
to The Grand   Forks   Miner, Mr. Da
vies, of   the   Provincial   Building nnd
Lonu Association, of Toronto, said : "I
can   recall   Nelson  us a small   villnue
scarcely more than fonr years ago.   On
visiting it lately I wns greatly impressed with ita uinrvellons growth nnd de
velopmonf.    Our   company, looking nt
tho   matter   purely   from   a   business
point of  view, has reached the concln
sion that   Nelson, Rossland and Grand
Forks are destined to become very popular centres in the near future. "
flrrnm Tuesday's Dally!
Mr. J. Roderiok Robertson returned
Sunday fiom u trip to Voncouver.
Judge Foriu left ypsterday evening
for Fort Steele, where he will preside
over a sittings of the county court.
The now 15-oar barge No. 1H, for the
O.P.H., is ulmost completed. Three
new barges will be built as fast as
Of a truth Nelson folk must bo
thirsty souls I No less than three car-
luads of whiskey were being unloaded
yesterday, consigned to the Hudson's
Bay Company and Turner, Beeton &
A well known citizen wishes The
Miner, to state that ho is prepared to
bet JI00 either way on the international yacht race Any money left at The
Miner office will bo promptly covered
I by him.
The Dominion Wire Rope Co'y. Ltd. Montreal, Que    coilierv
Wire Ropes   835
Wire Rope
Messrs. Alexander Stewart and Ser-
geant, of Turner, Beeton & Oo., were
able to be on the stieet again yesterday, having recovered from typhoid,
Blld were receiving the congratulations
of their numerous friends.
Tne new harness for the fire team,
made by Mr. Ludwig, of this Ci'y,
has been received at tho Fire Hall,|aud
seems to fill the bill iu every respect.
It is in one piece and fastens on the
horses by springs at the bottom of the
Meteorological report for Nelson for
Friday and Saturday, Oth nnd Uh insr.
For the Oth : Maximum, 67.0; minimum, 48.0;   ruiulall, 0.88; barometer,
ar.'.i-j. for tlm ,in: Maximum, 86,0;
minimum, 117 0; rainfall, 0.si; barometer, 28.0(1.
Mr. F. W. Sterling, whose home is
in Woodstock, Ontario,ia in Nelson for
a few days. Mr. Sterling represents
the ChaB. Cockchutt Onmpuny, Toronto. Mr. Sterling has niude a three-
months trip it to the West. He reports
business good. He found a number of
old friends in Nelson, wnn hnve pros
pored greatly since  their lust meeting.
Mr. Davenport, who is in Nelson on
hohalf of the Vancouver Board nf Underwriters, expressed himself yesterday
to 11 Miner reporter ns astounded at the
prngress marie by Nelson in recent
years. He said ho had had experience
of California boom towns, but be never
saw anything to equal the rit.dd nnd
snhstuntiul way this town is leing
built up.
A Nelson business iron who has
seen the Spokano Industrial Exposition
describes the whole thing i*s a frost.
The exhibits nre contained ill three
tenta, aud, with the exception of the
B. (j. mineral collection, nre not
worth seeing. The gentleman in tines-
tion concluded by saying thut it oould
not hold a candle for the New Westminster Exhibition.
(From Wednesday's Dully.)
A marriage license wns issued yesterday to George Thompson Moir and
Ellen Harvey.
The meteorological report for Monday and yesterday wns: Maximum
temper .mire, iil.il, 57.0; minimum,
41.0; 89.0. Rainfall, 0 15, 0.00. Barometer, 27.7(1, 27.68.
Officers Smith and Ken discovered
an incipient bnrglnry in one of the
hunks of the City Inst night. A window- was down so that, any one could
easily invade tlio sanctity of the home
of tbe dollars.
Tbe contract for erecting the briok
block tbe London & B. C. Goldflelds
Company is having built on West
Baker street hus t ecu awarded to Ellis
& Martin, who also obtained the contract for the exoavation.
Officer Kerr was around Inst night
wnrning the owners of building that
chimneys bad better be seen to. If a
fire should break out from negligence
of flues with BUOh a wind as prevailed
laBt evening it would result iu severe
Mike Scntla, a workman in the employ of Ellis & Martin, was severely
injured yesterday by u block of stone
falling on hia leg. The limb was,
fortunately, not broken, but the sufferer waB immediately removed to the
MiBBes  Crickmay's   hospital.
Bert Johnson, the young sou of Mr.
A. B. Johnson, sustained un nccident
ye-terrtny which may result in tho loss
of the Bight of an eye. While riding
on a bicycle he passed a boy wbo was
swinging a piece of sharp wire. Tbe
end of it hit young Johnson iu the
eye, inflicting painful injuries. Dr.
Hall is in attendance,
(From Thursday's Daily.I
Mr. F. M. O'Brien, business manager of ihu Sellowstoue mine, is at tho
Mr. D. R. Young, of Tin* Kootenai
Mini 'g Standard, of Kossland, is tin
happy father of twins. j
The foundation of Turner, Beeton &
Co.'s now biick warehouse  is finished, I
and the flooring wus completed jester-
day, ready for the brick work.
Oue of the things noticed by Mr.
Davenport, the insurance expert, was
tint the only stove pipe within the tire
limits contrary to the by-law is that
in the Fire Hull.
Mr. E. R. Woakes, consulting engineer for the Duncan Miues, Limited,
aud ihe Omeen Bess Propriety C0111-
pany, left yesterday nn n few days
,isit to the Queen Bess mine.
The Licenso Commissioners, the
Mayor, Alderman McKillop and Dr.
Form, held u meeting iu the City Hull
yesterday evening. The ouly business
done was to transfer A. h. Clement's
license feir the Athabasca saloon to
James Neclimds
Frederick Flanagan was brought un
on remand yesterday ou the charge of
rape. He complained that he did nnt
knnw he was to hnve been tried then,
und wished for time to get legal advice
and get his witnesses, He was remanded until Saturday at 2 p. in.
Frnser & Broderick were yesterday
lined $5 and costs for permitting their
cattle to be at large within the City
limits. His Worship hell that cuttle
pasturing on the publio streets were at
large within tbe meaning of tho act,
even through there was a herder in attendance.
Tbe die boys were giveu a surprint
call yesterday afternoon for the benefit of Mr. Davenport Within three
minutes of the alarm being given bv
telephone, the boys had a stream of
water playing opposite the Court
House. This is especially creditable
as there was but one man iu the File
Hall when the alarm wns given.
Mr. Robert   Cunning, proprietor  of j
the Hotel Sandon, at  Sandon,   B.   O., j
is in the Oity.  Mr.Cunning leaves this j
morning for San Francisco,   where  be j
will stay for a couple of months.    Mr. j
Cunning   has   been,   to  use  hia  own
words,   "up that gulch for seven years
without    ever   having   heen out more I
than a few weeks at n time."    He  intends huving a good visit this trip and
will return just  iu time for tho  mid- j
i winter holidays. 1
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innniviiVUij-Li-uvuuvuuu\ruuuvuuvuviJuvfi NELSON WEEKLY MINER, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1899
In Less llmu a Yenr Unbroken Ground is
Made the Scene of Operations Keeping a Hundred Men Busy.
There are many minera who believe
that the richest minerals are contained in the highest regions. When a
trace of gold or silver is found in the
highest part of a mining country the
chances lire that there is a lot of it
there, and that operations will not be
hampered by any succession of faults,
for faults are caused hy slides and
when you are in the highest country
yon know that the mineral is not there
by any accident of nature. Away up
in the floods liei (lump Mansfield,
with tho Sawtoo'h range of mountains
shutting off the view to the eiiBt and
tho mighty Kitchener (ilacier forming nn everlasting icy barrier on the
southwest. It is here that a little
raouutnin brook trickles down trom
the miles of ice, to gather strength as
it tumbles over rocks on its journey
eastward and soon becomes the raging
and foaming south fork of Kaslo creek.
From that same rogion of everlast
ing ice Lemon, Woodbury, Cedar,
Coffee and innumerable other streams
that empty themselves into the lakes
east, west,mid south have their beginning. It ie there that the mighty
glacier is slowly carving ont the
ooiirses of future waterways as the valleys of the present; streams were carved out untold centuries ago. It is the
backbone of the Slocan country. A
Miner representative returned yester
tiny from a trip on horsebaok from Slocan City to Kaslo via Camp Mansfield
and the glacier. Tine.* snow covered
ranges were crossed in making the
.i lurney. Everywhere the prospector
was encountered and no district wns
tin wild to have the rough cabin of the
owner that is to spend the winter in
ticking for the riches that lie between
his stakes. Hut the greatest life was
in evidence at C.imp Mausfield, which
shares wilh the Molly Gibson the distinction of being the highest camp in
tlie oountry, Tbo Molly Gibson is on
the south iVt St side of the glacier nnd
Camp Mansfield is three miles away
ou the other side of the almost impassible immense fields of ioe.
Ifi was not uutil last October, jnst a
year ago, that iho locator of the Joker
oould persuade any mnn with money
to undergo the hardships i.f a trip to
the locality. Mr. Ernest Mansfield
bad come to British Columbia on behalf of rowerful English oorpoiatirns
to take up anything he thonght worth
while. He visited hundreds of the
best prospects on earth. At least the
owners suit! they were the best and
they were in an excellent position to
know. But he wanted to get high up
and finally last October he nearly lost
his life in or ssing the glacier in a
raging blizzard, when the yawning
crevices could bo seen only a few feet
away. There was practically nothing
done on the Joker, but he was impressed with the locality and the formation of the mountains so he promptly
bonded the group. Undaunted by the
almost insurmountable difficulties, supplies were rushed in on men's backs,
cabins constructed and a shaft commenced. Mr. Mansfield's confidence
in the richness of the property proved
to be well place.], for with every foot
of depth the ore increased in richness
and when work was discontinued at a
depth of 7S feet the richest ore encountered up to that time lay at tho bottom. Its steady improvement indicates thnt as work continues ore of
great richness will be found and that
the Joker will ultimately he one of the
best mines in the Province. The mine
proved at 7i> fee!., Mr. Mansfield made
a flying trip to the Old Conntry.formed
a poworfnl company to take over the
property and work it. The Excelsior
Gold Mines of B. 0. .Limited, now
has the Joker and adjoining claim,
the Derby, and with a working capital
of $200,000 ill tlie bank, will curry on
the work of development as rapidly as
possible. The slmft will re Bunk 800
feet, appliauoes for doing this work
being already ereoted, and will give
500 teet of bucks in the south end of
the Joker and Derby claims. Night
and day shifts will be at work all winter.
As soon as be had placed the Joker
advantageously, Mr. Mansfield went to
work to secure some more claims in
tbe Joker vicinity, and as a result
praotioally the whole country in the
immediate vioinity of tlio Joker is under his control, but his holdings are
bnt a small part of the large region
that gives exceptionally good promise.
The Miner the other day told of the
bonding of four claims, the Twin
Lakes, Green Lakes, Cresoent and
Apex. While at the camp this week.
Mr. Mansfield staked a vacant piece of
gronnd and named it tho Philnmene.
He bought outright the Charletou and
houdei the Green Lakes fraction for
$ 1.000, $.100 being paid down. He has
also seenred the John A. and Tread-
well whioh adjoin the Joker. Mr.
Miller, who is in charge of the work
at the Joker, has proved by trenching
that the Joker lead runs the fnll length
of the Joker and Derby claims and
there is no doubt that it also runs
through the Treadwsll and John A.
aud probably through the   Green Lake
fraction and Twin Lakes. The Crescent is nn the top of the Sawtooth
range and has a fine ,-trong lead that
can be traced through Hie property.
The ledge is six feet wide with a pay
j streak of gold nnd i-iki'-' two feet six
j inches wide. There are spleudid facilities for developing the property by
tunnelling All these properties have
been taken up for Mr. Rene Lantll, of
London, Eng.. whose agent Mr. Mansfield is.
Three eight-hour shifts are now at
work ou the Twin lakes aud cabins
are being ereoted for the men there.
Pack trains are busy taking iu eighty
loads of provisions and snpplies from
Slocan City. An assay plant will be
taken up ns soon as possible and will
be in charge of H. L. McCain. Arrangements' are now being made to
push tho work on the .iobu A. and
Treadwell and Mr Mansfield intends
u drive u fiOO' foot tunnel nt ouoe.
Men nn* now busy electing cabins to
house the force that will be at work
till winter. W. E. Bole will be in
charge nf all Mr. Mansfield's operations. On the other side of the divide the New York syndicate, repn-
Fented by Mr. Percy Diokinson, ure
working the Smuggler group and will
keoo a large force goi.tg nil winter.
All told about one hundred men will
make Camp Mansfield a very lively
place this winter Hnd next summer
iho number will bo more than quadrupled. This gives some indication
of the possibilities that the Slncaii bus
to offer. A year ago the district was
practically unknown and now powerful English companies are spending
hundreds of thonsnntis of dol ars in developing mines there. Very few,if nny,
camps enn boast such a record. All
the companies are close corporations
and have no stock to sell as tbey hnve
confidence in Mr. Mansfield's judgment und intend tn keep all the profits
for themselves.
The properties have nu abundance of
timber and the facilities for water
power conld not be better, a-i two bikes
provide natural restrvnirs for a stream
that tumbles one thousand feet over
preoipltious cliffs. At the bottom of
th se falls the Joker people will com-
meueo the erection of a stamp mill in
the spring and the John A. and Tread-
well will probably also hnve a mill us
soon as the spring sets in. There aro
two ways of reunhing the camp, from
Slocan City and from'; Kaslo, As yet
Slncnn City has reaped the benefit of
providing many thousands of dollars
worth of provisions, bnt Kuslo is the
natural supply point. However, Kas
lo has been slow in the way of roads
and Slocan City hns secured Ihe trade.
By tho Slncnn City route three summits mnst be crossed while bv Kaslo
it is a gradual grade all the wny. A
wagon mad conld easily be '(instructed along the south fork and Kii-do
wonld seenre the trade of n oamp that
seems destined tn become one of tlie
most flourishing in the Prnvin.e Mr.
Mnnsfleld is confident that ir will he
the greatest producer of tlu-m all in
ten years time. Perhaps a better indication of the difficulties tint Mr.
Mansfield had to enooutiter in the initial stnge of the development of the
Joker nnd thu subsequent opening of
this flourishing emeu in such a short
time, can be given by a recital of
some of his troubles. The Slocan City
routo as snowed in and a new route
had to be fonnd. Thi' wns to the
Molly Gibson mine and over Ihe
Kitchener Glacier, which lies on the
other side of tlie peaks from the Ko-
kai ee Glacier nnd which is over
twenty square miles in extent while
the Kokanee is but a few nores* The
supplies were carried in ou the backs
of men at the rate of 17 cents a pound
und cabins   were erected in three   feet
of snow.
* •   •
The directors of the Exchequer Gold
Mining Company have received Superintendent H. W. Misson's monthly report for Seiitem ber, nnd a most gratifying roport it is. A striking feature
of the report is a list of assiys taken
at intervals through the month from
what is known nt the mine as secou"
class ore. The assays are for gold only,
and the list reads ns follows: $77.12,
|!in.22, $86.81 (from surface quartz),
$110.59, $(18 21, $Sll 11. nnd $35,33.
The work for tne month has consisted principally of a diift driven on the
vein from the shaft nt the (10 foot level
with a view to opening up sloping
ground thnt may be iinniediaely available. The drift is now in'KI'j feet.
Othor work has consisted of striping
ore, and sacking and sbioping ore
from the dump, while the wire rope
trnmwav has also been completed. The
shipment recently made to the Hall
Mines smelter wns sampled yesterday,
nnd the returns  arc expected not Inter
thnn Monday.
* •    a
Mr.Chas Nelson, of Ainsworth, was
in the City yesterday, making arrangements for the purchase of supplies for
mining woik up Kootenay bike. Mr.
Nelson in connection with Mr. Alfred
Stitlberg nnd Mr. Nelson Hawkins,
or Ainswortb, have bunded the Native
Silver group on the north fork of
Woodbury Creek, six miles above Ains-
woith and 14 miles back from Lake
Kootenay They nre now engaged in
building nnd repairing truiis to the
mine, to be in readiness foi shipping
ore ns soon ns snow conies They
will rawhide the ore down lo the lake
where it will be  shipped to  Bmelters.
The Native Silver group consists of the
Native Silver and B. and I. claims.
The ore is a dry ore and high grnde,
the average assay beiug omside of the
lead per ton, ?4 in gold and 800 ounces
in silver. The Native Silver has a
20 inch pay streak of this kind of ore.
The work to be prosecuted this winter will be principally tnunelliug. The
bond is taken for one year.
♦ *   »
The Fairview Corporation, Limited,
oneratiug the Stem winder mine at
Fairview, hus received encouraging
reports from their property. In reporting on the mine, Mr. Jostph Taylor, examiner for the Gooderhatu-
Blackslock Syndicate, nays in part:
"The ore will positively go down
for some distance, and the outcrop extends in both directions far beyond
the end lines of the claim, so that as
far ns nvuilahle ore goes, one may dismiss thnt by saying it would keep a
40-Stamp mill going for years.
Mr. W. Thomas Newmnn, M. O. M.
T., reported on the mine partly as
"I have just finished n thorough'ex-
miii::ution of tlie levels of the Steni-
wint'er inine, and after u careful comparison of the same with the report of
.1. P. BlexBoe. M. E, dated May IB,
189!) and uow seen by me for the first
time, 1 am able to endorse the said report as correct in substance and iu
fact, and to add that in my opinion
suoh extensive blooks of ore ns yoo
havo blocked out in the Sreniwiniier
mine fun be mined and milled by a
mill of not less than 00 stamps, located
at the mine, for an average cost of less
than $2 per ton.''
The company has p: rchasod the
Smuggler mill and intends tn run
through 1,000 tons of ore nt once, taken
from the different slopes, thus thoroughly establishing the value of the
Recent development in the mine consists of adiiftat the. bottom of tho
shaft on the second level, driven west
for 300 feet, while the smne drift bus
j also been driveu east for 225' feet. 58.r>
feet of drifting in all. An upraise bus
beeu put in from the second to the first
level, a distance of 100 feet, where 14
feet of dritiiig has also been done. All
tho above workings aro in quartz, and
the shaft will shortly be sunk another
;00 feet The quartz*in the mine averages Jo per ton.
A saw mill has been purchased and
installed, there is ample timber at
hand, nnd tho lnrge bodies of ore can
he very economically treated. Tbe
company nlso owns extensive coal
lands, which should prove very valuable. In short, the Stemwinder may
before long be expected to be a big and
regular dividend payer. The slock recently suffered n temporary fall, owing
to n lnige stockholder suddenly flooding the market; but the sto'k wns immediately snatched up,the fall checked
nnd a material increase in values tuny
b*i expected.
* «   •
It hits been au open secret forseveiul
weeks pnst, says The Grand Forks
Miner, that a big struggle betweeu the
miners and mine owners in the Kootenays including the Boundary oountry,
is impending. The miners express
themselves as dissatisfied with the
Rossland scnle of wages and hnve ne-
niunded what is practically equivalent
to nn increase of fifty cents a day for
ull classes of mining labor. That the
men also wnnt the eight-hour law enforced goes without saying. Contrary
to expectation the Kossland miners
have taken the lend m this latest move
iu tho nnfortunate strife between capital and labor.
Hugh Sutherland, managing director
of the Dominion Copper do., operating in Greenwood camp, nnd a member of tho British Columbia Mine Owner's Aasocintitm admitted with rolunt-
ncco to a Miner representative that
lha country was ou tbo verge of (he
most serious trouble it has yet experienced.
Said he: "The impression that the
Kossland miners have given incompletely on this question is erroneous.
In conjunction with their fellow niein-
bers in other sections they have de
mauded an all round increase of fifty
cents per day for eight hours work.
The mine owners have loceived nn ultimatum, Tney have determined to
grunt further concessions nnd rather
than subr.iit, all the minrs including
the Lo Kni aud War Eagle will clo-e
"Prior to tho enforcement of the
eight-hour law we had a splendid
class of miners everywhere. So far as
I know, none wanted any chnuge in
the hours of labor. The mines in the
Slocan are already closed down as a
result of this labor trouble. In the
various camps today thero are many
bad characters, men who were involved
in the Couer d'Aleno outrages. The
serious effect of this closing down of
all Ihe mines is apparent. "
The Kossland scale paid in all the
Boundary mines, with oue exception,
is as follows:
Pqwer drill men $11.50 per day, ham -
rcer men, $*!, timber  men, $3,   muckers,   $2.50.    Fifty   oents   is  added  to
tbis scale for shaft work.
*   •   •
The Miner's special correspondent
sends the following from Windermere:
On tbe 3rd inst , Mr. R. MeKeennn
and D. Htanlauder, of Windermere,
located the Bear group, consisting of
five claims.   The  Blaok Bear, Brown
ta Hanger Pattern wi Pol Valves.
We are prepared to furnish Pampirg Machinery o
various types for all Mining Un ies Our long expel-;
once and up-todatc plant nnd methods enables us to
warrant onr Pumps unapproached roi-design, durability,
compactness and general nervouble qualities.
«»• muiiii li,- pi, itaeil !•> lii in l»li t'alati gue w,,l i . tlm *!,--..
iiiij Ml. Go, Lii, Toronto.
Cuuliir.' & Ablett, .Wis. it,i**',-i 11.   M usKaj & Wulken,
Agts., Vuui: .iivor.
Boar, Bbu'K Prince, Loudon nnd the
Copper Bell. The ledge averages SO
feet in width, fonr feet of which is
solitl copper ore. The ore body is over
live hundred fe( t long, nnd the lead is
traceable for over 4,1500 feet. Tin* owners bioughr in some magnificent copper ore from the properly on the 4th
inst. It is without doubt one of the
largest propositions in   East Kootenay.
* *   •
The first shipment of Exchequer ore.
consisting of some twenty toim has
b.'cn received at the Hull Mines smelter, and Mr H. Mii'ison, tbe superintendent, will be iii town today to be
present at the sampling, Another
shipment hits been prepared und will
he sent down ns soon ns the returns
from the first one hnve been received
A lauding Stage has been erected at the
Hall Mines tramway which is connected with the Exchequer by a ropeway,
so that shipments cun now be cheaply
and expeditiously made.
* *   •
Following will he found tbe results
of the Hall Mines smelting operations
for the tout weeks nuling September
30, 1800:
Copper smelting—5.142 tons of Silver
King ore were smelted, oontuining (approximately),   no tons of copper i 80,•
000 ounces of silver.
Lead smelting—110 tons of Silver
King ore and 8110 tons of purclii.sed
ores were stnetled, with tha result that
170 tons .if silver lead bullion were pro-
tl'iced,    containing,    (approximately)
1,105 tons of lead, 2.1,8:10 ounces of silver, 1148 ounces of gold.
* •   •
Encouraging reports continue  to be
received from the QranltO mine..From
No. 8 level south on the Drmnmon 1
shaft un average assay bus just, yielded
returns of $68,80 in gold to the ton.
This is 220 feet down an inclined shaft,
The machinery of the 20-stnmp mill
hns all In en installed, and tlio mill
will niohably start up in about n fortnight. The aerial tramway from the
Granite mine to tin mill is also nearly
finished, The water wn» turned on in
the Snndy Creek flume on Tuesday for
the first lime, and gave every satis*
fuctiin This flume will supply ti e
water power tn drive the mill.
* *   *
Windermere,   Oct  4 — (Special  Cor
respondents to The Miner.)—The fam
o. s Red Line group hns been bonded
bv the Fnisor-CI'iiiltMTs syndicate,
The figure is not known, but it is understood thin it Is somewhere around
$180,000, Pniiltling Fnrnlium, of New
tork. representing the niiove syndi-
cnte, made nn examination of the
property during tlie p'ist week It ie
generally understood iluir since Robert
Mulford, of tbe same syndicate, who
bonded the Divideud group, situated
on 1,'iw Creek.made, an examination of
the Red Line group lust summer, that
they (the Prasei-Chalmers Syndicate
hnve been very anxious to secure the
property. Development work hnB already commenced under tho direction
of Mr. Sutherland
Messrs. tl. P. Scale and W.H.Welch,
nf Siiudnn, struck it rich on Number
Two Creek, buying lo-ntid nn immense silver-lead proposition.
Messrs. Collutt & Starbird deserve
grent credit for the way thot they
hnve bundled tho Dividend and Red
Line groups,
It is understood that K. R Bruce,
C. E , of Nelson, representing Messrs.
Osier & Hum mi ml. of Eastern Citli-
:ida, hns bonded the Uelphme mine on
Nort'i Fork of .loly Oreek from Messrs.
Kim pi Oil, Starke and  Hiirrismi.
Ever since .Ioe Lessard, who wnB
accompanied by two si washes, made
the strike nn Number Two, prospectors
nre flocking there   iu   large   numbers.
It is understood that a compromise
bus heen effected between N W. Mackintosh of tho Mackintosh Syndicate,
and Messrs. Starbird, Collett and Robinson, the defendants returning $6,000,
the amount of the llrst payment made
an the Red Line grcup by Mr. Mackintosh. The amount of Ihe bond was
1100,000 The Mackintosh Syndicate
have released ull claims upon the property. As bus already been stated in
The Miner, the Mackintosh Syndicate
did bring suit against Messrs. Stiubird
aud Robinson for breach of contract,
also to recover tho first payment of
$5000. but ir has been settled, as stated
above, and is uot open for correction
as per tho Foit Steele Prospector of
September 110th, ns the writ was duly
recorded at the mining recorder's office
at Windermere
t Relief1 Within Reach I
for SU ien'og Mzi). I
Provincial Land Surveyor.
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NKLSON LODGK, No. 23. A. F. & A
M. meeta aerond Wednesday in e.ieh
monUi.    VihititiK bntlhrtin luviu-ri
G. L. Lunnox. Seorotan
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|j No. 10, moots every Monda> iit>rh
at   thuii   Hull,   ttootonfty sir-'
^ojourniny* Odd KisIIowk oor^ifilly Invited.
AG.Shttw, I\.U    John Scoh'j, V. u.
Ki'ed J ^gui'CS, Sorj
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Dominion and
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Land Surveyor.
i|:S0 E|!(
[ally uvltod
HUN'S OK KMil.AN'li. mueu
firm and third Wenno-sda.) <■■'
each month at Fmtcrnl y hull,
corrn-r nf linker mid iiuoienn
rfireoti--.   VisiLiutc brothum  cord
,ioiiN Watson, Bcorotary.
COURT KOOTKNAY, I O.K., Nn 3138. Meet-
l.igs2nd aridith Turn's my, Frateruul hall. i.
A. Irving, ('. It.; W. li. blmw, It. ti.
NKLSON L.O.L. No. 11102 meets in ihu Mm-,
Donald Mock every Thursday evening al S
o'clock VihithiK men.uurs oordtally Invited,
John Tove, VV. M,; H\ J. Bradley, it. 6.
NKLHON AMtIK No. 22, F, CI. K*. meet:-
ovury Beonud and fourth Wednesdays ot ia>l,
mouth. VihiniiL' liit'iNiMi-'s uoi'diuliy Invited
J. It Wray, oeereturi.
H. Savioi it's [WnommiiJ Cnuuni-Uurnur
Ward and Silica BtB. rtunduys: tloh Coin-
iiiiinioii Hh in-und on thu lm and3idsundayB
in ihe month after Matthm; Mattin ut 11 u.nV;
-unday School 2,30 p.m ; KvohhoiikT.;!!,. Dall»i
MatiiiiH at U.3U a. in. Thursdays mid tiaint'a
l>ayn. Holy Communion to a in. Fridays:
Kvensong 7,30 p. m., followed by choir prao
tice. H. H. Akchurat, Rector. Fred Irvine,
Geo. Johnston', Wardens.
Pkebbytkrian CHOUGH—-Services at 11 a.in
and 7.30 p.m. Sunday School at 2,30 \> in
Prayer mooting Thursday 'evening at 8 p.m.
Christian Kndeavor Soeiety meets every Moil
day evening at 8 o'clock. Kev. It. Frew,
Methodist Church—Corner Silica and
Josephine Wtroets. Servicer; at 11 a in. and 7,80
p. tn. ; Sabbuth School, 2.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
nig on Friday evening at 8 o'elook,1 BJpwortb
League C, K., Tuesday at 8 a.m. Kev. John
Robson, Pastor
Catholic Church-Mass at Nelson, first
and third Sunday ut 8 aud 10.00 a.m.; Honed le
lion at 7.30 to 8 p.m. Rev. Father Ferland
Baptist Church — Services morning and
evening-at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.; Prayer meet
ing >Vednonday evening at 8 p.m. ihe U. V
P. U. Monday evening at 8 o'clock. Hirangtm-
cordially welcomed.   Kev. C. W. Rose. Pastor
Salvation Army—Survlc s every evenins
at 8 o'clock in barra ckson V otnria street
AdluiAnt Kdgecombe In chAIVfl
r<Mi and Rrnss Castings of Every Doscrlp
■ Ion.   Repairs  ami   .lohMug
KW A Sl'i:<'| U/IT.
Notary Public, Accountant
anJ   Commission    Agent.
< l.t.'I'iri(ATI> OF Itll'tMIVKMEVr.
\\ i:sr Kootknay District— VYbkrbLooa-
ted:— Ai.m'i'FiM-it milkx Wkst of Hall
('iti:i;K As'i> ii>' TIIK SOUTH StDB OK Stkw-
artCrieick and ah m t two milks prom
tiik Ni:i,»n\ x. Fort  ubi'pahd Railway.
■TAKE NOTICE that  I, W.J. R, Holme* of
1     Ka-in, B.»:.. noting ft* agent for It. N. Mo-
Lean,   Pre ■   .Miner's   CerUflofttc   No. 1113,457,
intend, sixty days from the date hereof,
to apply tn the Mining Recorder for Certill-
oate- or Improvements for ihe purpose of ob*
i lining Crown Grants of the abovo claims.
And further take  notice that action under
section .it, must be commenced before tho issuance of suoh Certificates of Improvement*.
w.j. H.HOLMES, P, U Si
Dated this 20th day of July, imi '
l»UO.K.».SHION*ll.   CIKOS.
I" * Land Surveyor, surveys of mineral
fliuiiH,lands, oic. Agent for obtaining Crown
Grunts. Oillce Turnor-Jioeckh block Nelson,
B. C. (IK)7)
Situate in titb Nelson Mining Division of
Wkst Kootknay District. Whkrk Lo-
OATRD:—On Bear Urrkk ONa Milk East
of Ymir.
v roe Minersu it* neate.no.zi (.71 a. intonnv-ixiy
d.iy lrom the date hereof, to npply to ihe Mining Recorder for a C- rtifleatoor 'mprovements.
for the purpose of obtaining a Grown Grant of
. I...   .. V... 1..!...
   ,  ling a Crown Grant
i he above claim.
wid further take notice that action, under
Rt'Otion 87i muse be oomu.oroed before the is-
suance of tmch Certificate of Impm* ements,
Dated this 37th day of varnh, 189». 977
A Umltod amount of private funds to loan
on muitffuge upon Improved oity property. Apply to Elliott tic Lennie. solicitors, Nelson.


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